Researchers’ Grand Prix is a Swedish competition that challenges researchers to present their research in as captivating, inspiring and educational a way as possible – in just four minutes! Together, expert judges and the audience decide the winner.

Winner of the 2016 Researchers' Grand Prix, Anita Pettersson, with Sven Stafström, Director General of the Swedish Research Council.
Winner of the 2016 Researchers’ Grand Prix, Anita Pettersson, with Sven Stafström, Director General of the Swedish Research Council.

The final of the 2016 Researchers’ Grand Prix was held in Stockholm on 29 November. Finalists from regional heats in seven cities around Sweden, held as part of Researchers’ Night, challenged each other to give the most captivating, inspiring and educational presentation about their research. Anita Pettersson, a resource recycling researcher at the University of Borås, captivated both the audience and the jury with her presentation about the importance of phosphorus for the global food supply and was voted winner of the 2016 Researchers’ Grand Prix. Read about the winner here.

2016 Final

Finalists:

  • Uppsala – Marlene Andersson
  • Malmö – Johan Brännmark
  • Västerås – Caroline Eklund
  • Lund – Nellie Linander
  • Borås – Anita Pettersson
  • Blekinge – Hanna Tuvesson
  • Stockholm – David Unnersjö-Jess

Read more about the finalists and their research.


The Researchers’ Grand Prix is organised jointly by the Swedish non-profit organisation VA (Public and Science), the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas), the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working life and Welfare (Forte) and the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA).

In 2017 Researchers’ Night will be held in 30 cities around Sweden and in over 30 countries around Europe. The public, especially young people, are invited to participate in hundreds of free activities, try their hand at experiments, meet scientists and be inspired by research.

For more information
Anders Sahlman, Vetenskap & Allmänhet, coordinator of Researchers’ Grand Prix
+46 (0) 70-734 07 85, anders@v-a.se.

For information about the regional heats, please contact the local coordinators.


Find out more about the competition concept here and view the 2015 Researchers’ Grand Prix trailer below with subtitles.